Transport Minister Baroness Kramer has announced that the Government will invest £3.9 million to boost environmentally-friendly transport, including spending £1 million on 15 car club projects across the country.
As part of the £3.9m package, which aims to improve door-to-door journeys, the Government will make £700,000 available for cities, rural areas and tourism hotspots to bid for funds to trial electric bike sharing schemes.
More than £1m will go towards helping increase the number of five to 10-year-olds who usually walk to school to 55%. The Living Streets project includes activities to increase confidence and safety awareness among children walking to school, and a ‘travel tracker’ so they can log their trips.
There will also be a £1.2m investment to update 12 mobility centres to help them meet increasing demand for advice and support specifically tailored for disabled and elderly drivers and passengers.
Transport Minister Baroness Kramer said: “This Government is making journeys greener, easier and safer. These schemes will improve the lives of hardworking people across the country and are further demonstration of our commitment to improving access for all.”